Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi: An Oasis of Spirituality!

Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi An oasis of spirituality!

The Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi will be one of the first traditional Hindu temples in the Middle East. The temple also stands as a strong example of religious acceptance and cultural harmony. With so many Hindu visitors visiting the Emirate every year, this temple will surely gather a lot of attraction among them. So, let’s read more about this temple in Abu Dhabi with Travel Saga Tourism.

PM Narendra Modi to Inaugurate Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi on 14th Feb 2024.

The Indian ideology of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” ( the world is one family) finally comes alive. The first traditional Hindu stone temple in West Asia is soon going to be functional in Abu Dhabi. The Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi, a project under BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha will be open to the general public from the 18th of February. The Vedic inauguration puja is on the 14th February with limited invitees. Besides, the inauguration will be done by the Prime minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi. 

What is BAPS

BAPS stands for Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a spiritual, volunteer-driven organisation. Moreover, they dedicate themselves to improving society through individual growth by fostering the Hindu values of faith, service and global harmony. They have 1100 temples across the world. The inauguration of their latest temple in Abu Dhabi is going to happen soon. The temple is an oasis of spirituality in the desert district of Abu Mureikha. Also, this is the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Temple Location

The BAPS Swaminarayan temple is built on an area of 5.4 acres of land. However,17 acres of land were gifted for the temple in the year 2015 by the president of UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It was during the first official visit to UAE of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. The construction of the iconic stone temple started in the year 2019. Consequently, it is going to be the largest Hindu temple outside of India. In the city of Abu Mureikha on the Dubai- Abu Dhabi highway, the temple is an oasis of spirituality.

The Architectural Wonder

BAPS temples are well-known for their architectural beauty. In particular, the Abu Dhabi BAPS temple is 108 feet tall and spread across an area of 5.4 acres. Created out of pink sandstones and white marble with 7 spirals representing the 7 emirates of the UAE! In addition to that, the temple will also portray valuable stories from different cultures. The temple will not only host devotional events but will also organise educational and environment conservation programs on its grand campus. They aim to bring together cultural values and Vedic life lessons in a harmonic manner since the theme of the temple project is global harmony.

Ambassadors from all over the world became a part of the historical moment by visiting and therefore, laying bricks of the temple. The list includes famous Bollywood actors like Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty.

Ahlan Modi Event

Indian PM Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the temple. For this purpose, he is going to visit Abu Dhabi on the 13th of Feb 2024. There’s a welcome ceremony to greet him which is titled “ Ahlan Modi ” which translates to “ Hello Modi ”. Prime Minister Modi will address the Indian diaspora and citizens of the UAE at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Sports Stadium. Modi accepted the invitation to inaugurate the temple by Swami Ishwarcharandas ji and Brahmavihari Das ji. BAPS’ Mahant Swami Maharaj addresses him as ‘the beloved son of Pramukh Swamiji’. This will be his 7th visit to the UAE. 


This endeavour is going to strengthen international bonds and bring harmony among the people of different cultures in the UAE. In the same way, the temple promotes the value of friendship, acceptance and all-inclusivity. To sum up, it laid the foundation of India’s spiritual leader image in the world.

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Q. When is the BAPS Swaminarayan temple in Abu Dhabi going to be open to the public?

It is going to accept devotees from all over the world from the 18th of February 2024.

Q. Who is going to inaugurate the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

India’s Prime minister Mr Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the temple on the 14th of February.

Q. What is the cost of building the BAPS Swaminarayan temple in Abu Dhabi?

The temple was completed for 700 crores in 5.4 hectares of land area.

Q. Who can visit the Swaminarayan temple in Abu Dhabi?

Everyone irrespective of their religion, nationality, caste, or belief can visit the Swaminarayan temple in Abu Dhabi.

Q. How to reach the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

You can reach the Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi by bus or taxi from Dubai. Take the E101 bus directly or from Jabal Ali Metro Station. Prefer to book Travel Saga’s transportation services to reach the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.